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bucket shop

n. an unofficial and usually illegal betting operation in which the prices of stocks and commodities are posted and the customers bet on the rise and fall of prices without actually buying stock, commodities, or commodity futures. Bucket shops are seldom seen today since there are many opportunities to gamble legally on the stock and commodities markets.

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The Bucket Shop is scaling-up operations and creating up to 40 highly-skilled jobs thanks to a Government of Canada investment of $2.1 million.
State laws made all bucket shops illegal after the 1907 panic.
Most of the bucket shops died with the Stock Market Crash of 1929.
Direct descendant of scandal-plagued Lasater & Co., Little Rock's symbol of high-flying, cocaine-snorting bond daddies, the death of ARH is a sign that Little Rock's bucket shops as a whole are comatose.
Judges' Choice Award Winner: The Bucket Shop (Timmins) Recipients: Paul Woodward (left), vice-president, and Ross Woodward, president Presenter: Diane Mitron, General Manager, North Eastern Ontario District Sponsored by: CIBC
Expansion of The Bucket Shop's facilities has been on its to-do list for some time.
Online bucket shop lastminute.com also cheered investors as shares jumped 3p at 41p after it reported it was inching closer to profitability.
com were smiling today after the online bucket shop announced it was on course to achieve a UK profit by June and said its revenues were improving steadily.
With the internet and Teletext, who needs to set foot inside a bucket shop again unless they've buried the remote control in the wheelie bin of Christmas rubbish?
They used to take four holidays a year, this year they borrowed a friend's house in Spain and went on bucket shop tickets from Luton Airport," observed her interviewer.
This strategic investment will support six important initiatives that will be led by four local organizations, including the City of Timmins, NEOnet, the Bucket Shop, and the South Porcupine Arena Association.
While United Supply's dress code maintains a casual business attire, the Bucket Shop requires steel-toed boots and perhaps some overalls.